Prima tales of you and Me …9 and 10

_MG_1817 (Medium)_MG_1819 (Medium)I made these two shabby chic style cards with an old Prima range that I found in the craft room,lots of layering of the matching empheria and a die cut gate…I think that was a stampin Up die, a few flowers and some of the frames and swirls that I made with silicone molds and No More Gaps ( from the local hardware shop!) I painted them with some Prima Alchemy paints. A day off today, so i have done my grocery shopping, planned what we are having for tea, and now time to think about some November lessons! Til tomorrow…..

Prima Lavender card..

_MG_9443 (Medium)I bought this range before I went on my cruise, and only had time to make one or two cards with it, but hopefully I will find a little time to get it out again!. The range is Prima Lavender, and I also bought some Amelia Rose, which is very similar colours and so I may mix and match the ranges ( something I don’t normally do)on future cards. I added some Prima flowers and some rose gold sequins. I am off to Mum and Dads today, I have lots of new dies to play with so I am taking them with me to cut some for mum. I have been going through all my papers in the craft room this week, sorting out which collections are going to the craft fair. I have to reduce my stock so that I can fit more in! Managing the stash is as much of a hobby as the actual creating! Til tomorrow….

Prima Rossibelle number 4..

img_0714-mediumTodays card uses bits and pieces from the Prima Rossibelle collectables and matching flower. No paper on this one, so a clean and simple design.I added some copper sequins and a punched leaf( from copper glitter paper) and a bow. I love the little locket heart and nearly kept it for myself! I think that might have been the last card in this series for now, a new group starts tomorrow! til tomorrow….

Prima Rossibelle number 3..

img_0713-mediumOh, Dear I threw everything at this one didn’t I? There is die cutting ( All Paper Rose dies – tags, ornate circle and leafy flourish ) Punching ( tim holtz butterfly and Martha stewart hyacinth) fussy cutting, and flowers ( prima), lace and sequins!The tags were die cut from some prima vintage paper. The next card in the queue is the exact opposite of this one..maybe I used everything up on one card?I had a lovely lesson with the village ladies yesterday,today I popping over to Paper Flourish to drop off my march lessons and have a look at the new Paper Rose dies. Til tomorrow….

Prima Rossibelle number 1..

img_0711-mediumA new series today, this one is Prima Rossibelle papers, and I bought the matching chipboard and flowers as well.For this first card I cut the paper so that the birdcage was positioned on the left hand side of the card,fussy cut some paper with the lacy border,tucked lace behind , and added a prima flower,ribbon, little punched flowers and a punched tim holtz butterfly. I went searching through my bits and pieces to find anything copper related because I thought copper would be a good fit with this paper and found some copper sequins, pearls, glitter paper and even copper sticker sentiments so they all found their way onto the card! The die I used for the leafy flourish is called just that and is by Paper Rose.Til tomorrow….

The last two Prima Sweet peppermint..

img_3327-mediumimg_3324-mediumHere are my last two christmas cards using the Prima Sweet Peppermint range, I have lots left over so will return to it for next years cards! The top card is very vitage with lots of inking, distressing, lace, ribbon and bling, while I had a lot of fun with the bottom ( and final) card I made. The chipboard pieces just begged for googly eyes,and not much more to finish this one. Til tomorrow…..

Prima Swet Peppermint 7 and 8..

img_3321-mediumimg_3323-mediumWe are very close to finished my prima Sweet Peppermint card collection..One more post after this one, and then we will move on to some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers ( not Christmas!)Once again, not much more is needed with this collection of papers and matching chipboard pieces, just a little bling and ribbon. The silver glitter strips on the bottom card are from Kaisercraft.Quick post today.. Til tomorrow….

Prima Sweet Peppermint 5 and 6..

img_3319-mediumimg_3320-mediumWe continue on with my series of cards made with Prima Sweet peppermint, and I enjoyed the chance to rummage around in my lace stash to make these ones!The gold tape I used is by kaisercraft,and I distressed edges and inked with Tea dye distress ink. My wonderful mum and sister did a lot of die cutting for me yesterday so that I could fulfill an order, so I have been enjoying the craft room today, in the peace and quiet as everyone else is off doing their own thing! Til tomorrow…..

Prima Sweet peppermint continued..

img_3316-mediumimg_3318-mediumContinuing on with Prima Sweet peppermint,the top card makes use of the collectables pack which also had the sequins in it, and I slipped a little scrap glitter cardstock between the layers for some twinkle. The bottom card has a Christmas tree die cut with a kaisercraft die – I had just purchased this die and wanted to try it out, and I love it, but sadly it wasn’t too long after this that I injured my shoulder and all further die cutting went out the window, so this die will keep until next christmas! I am visiting Mum and dad today, with my sister as we do every weekend, but today I am taking a box of cardstock and dies and embossing folders and I will ask my mum and sister to do some die cutting for me as I have a large Christmas card order to prepare. Thankfully my Dr. tells me we are aiming for back to normal by christmas day! Til tomorrow….

Prima Sweet Peppermint

img_3314-mediumimg_3315-mediumToday we start a new series, Christmas cards made with Prima Sweet Peppermint.I purchased a few sheets of the 12 x 12 paper, and a bag of the chipboard collectables and for all the cards I made I only added some trim and kindyglitz for texture and sparkle.I edged around all my edges with Tea Dye distress ink as some of the background papers got lost next to each other, and inked edges helps solve that problem.This morning I am off to teach my class at Paper Flourish and I am so looking forward to catching up with everyone! Til tomorow….